I have always had to hustle in order to keep my artwork going. Luckily, I learned to be a designer. It has been an enormous help. Here are 20 pieces which cover my work in this arena. Interaction Design I have worked as an interaction designer in some capacity for 15+ years. I’ve been spending more time teaching it than designing, but trying to get some more projects going this year. Print Ah, my first love! Logos and Identity Outreach We must always give back in some capacity.
I have taught most of my adult life in some capacity. I finally became a full-on instructor at the college level in 2008. Best decision I ever made. Here are 20 pieces that try to encapsulate the results I get in class. Below you will find a more exhaustive collection. Interaction Design Print Typography & Lettering Foundation Drawing Printmaking/Book Arts Portfolio Prep
Service is the engine for all of my major ventures. How do I find the subject matter for my art work? Working with people, seeing what is actually up in the world. How to I know what and how to teach? Putting out feelers at every available level. As for research, my service work provides so many opportunities to test my theories and seek feedback. I try to serve my college, department, and larger community as a part of my everyday practice. Service at City Tech Service to my Community
It’s been a couple of years since I created this piece and lo and behold, it has more legs than I ever expected! My Game of Love was used as a part of a Valentine’s Day lesson in a school district in Vietnam. I am now reworking the game to make it more interactive and may finally revive the coded version as well. Thank you so much, Language Link Vietnam! The instructor has sent some great feedback and I am busily doing my second edition.
I am currently working on an app for anyone who wants to learn more about Typography. It draws upon the research I have done in classrooms around New York City, the photos I compulsively take of found type, and what I know of interaction design. This effort is all coming together under the title Type for All, an all encompassing welcome into Typography using key hand skill-based lessons and living examples from the streets of Brooklyn. The resulting tablet app is being prototyped and tested this year. Origins: Letterform Tracing When I started teaching Typography 1, I was shocked to find most of my students had no real hand skill training: they had no confidence or endurance when it came to learning how to see or draw letterforms. I have to act fast. Tracing letters was doing nothing to help them. I finally realized that using a scaffolded grid exercise could give just enough support to the students as they realized their own ability and gained confidence. My original writeup of my work Origins: Handcarved Type I also discovered …